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Collection Law FAQ

How much do you charge?

Fees are charged on either a contingency, flat fee, or an hourly basis, or for qualified clients a blend can be used. Most of our work is done on a contingency basis which means that we only get paid a fee if we collect money for you. Even then, we only take our fees out of what we collect.

What are “costs” and how do they differ from “fees?”

Costs are out of pocket charges that we have to pay to pursue your case. Costs include the filing fees and motion fees that courts charge. They also include process server fees. Sometimes other charges apply such as for access to credit reports.

What about a retainer agreement?

A retainer agreement is the contract between the client and attorney. Our retainer agreement specifies our fees, which may be contingent or hourly. Most work is done on a contingency basis.

How long have you been in business?

The practice was established in 1991 and been collecting debt ever since.

How long will it take you to collect on my matter?

Each case is different and the truth is that no attorney can guarantee how long a matter will take to resolve. Our goal is to apply our expertise to your needs so that any money that can be collected will be.

Why should I hire a collection attorney instead of a collection agency?

Collection agencies can write letters, make calls and put negative information on credit reports but that’s about it. When a debt collection matter gets difficult even the collection agencies have to hire an attorney because they cannot file suits to collect debt or pursue post-judgment remedies. Hiring an experienced and effective collection attorney from the start will help ensure the fastest possible collection of your debt.